SelenioNext™

Dense Transcoder

Today’s video consumer demands access to more programming across an ever-growing array of mobile and fixed devices and networks. Service providers need fully featured, resilient solutions that are able to maximize the quality, quantity and footprint parameters required in today’s multiscreen, TV Everywhere environment.

Offering up to 10 times the density and 10 times less power consumption than competitive solutions, SelenioNext™ can replace an entire headend of video processing in a single platform. Selenio Next is an all-in-one TV Everywhere solution that enables service providers to ingest precompressed services and transcode, package, encrypt and stream multiscreen, multi-device video. Integrating multiple functions within a single, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) server platform, it provides a highly dense, scalable and operationally efficient package designed to meet the growing demand for live programming to mobile and connected screens.

Available in 1U and 2U appliances or in a 10U blade system, Selenio Next easily fits into optimal form factors for all online video applications — from providing a handful of IPTV streams to thousands of multiscreen transcodes. Utilizing advanced Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) technology, the system is unmatched in its support of up to 320 HD ABR or 320 SD ABR profiles per 2U server and its ability to scale up to any number of profiles per video program. Selenio Next also features an onboard broadcast management system for superior control and visibility into network resource optimization.

Features

  • Industry-leading Density: Up to 320 HD ABR or 320 SD ABR profiles per 2U server
  • Maximum System Redundancy: Physical hardware, n+1 video processing, input source and output network interface
  • Superb Video Quality: Advanced de-interlacing and compression techniques optimize video quality and compression efficiency at any bit rate and any resolution
  • Best-in-Class Power Efficiency: Less than two watts per HD profile; less than one watt per SD profile
  • Active Balancing: Onboard resource manager load-balances video streams across all video processors in the system, providing an integrated fail-safe mechanism with no disruption to other live services
  • Integrated Multiscreen Solution: Dense transcoding, HLS and DASH packager, AES 128 encryption and HTTP Origin Server in all-in-one Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) streaming solution
  • Unlimited Video and Audio Streams Per ABR Group: Provides system operators with flexibility to adapt to changing multiscreen requirements
  • Full Range of Video and Audio Transcoded Outputs: Combines video transcoding to any resolution with audio transcoding to any output format

Blade-Based Server System Features
  • Rack and Power Efficiency: More server resources tightly integrated into compact package
  • Low Cost and Complexity: Integrated switching and Ethernet cabling reduce the number of required cables up to 97%
  • Best Quality of Experience: Robust system hardware redundancy provides highest level of operational confidence, allowing you to deliver the best quality of experience to your customers
  • Future-Proof Solution: Software-application flexibility allows quick and easy upgrades to support changing requirements
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Specifications

Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice.

MEDIA PROCESSING
 
Video
Parameter Input Output
Codec MPEG-2 and H.264 H.264 high, main, baseline
Bitrate MPEG-2: Up to 50 Mb/s per stream
H.264: Up to 30 Mb/s per stream
H.264: Up to 20 Mb/s
Bitrate Mode CBR, VBR CBR, MBR
Resolution HD up to 1080
SD up to 720
Any resolution from 96x96 to 720x480 (SD) or
1920x1080 (HD)
Frame rate NTSC: 60, 30, 59.94, 29.97
PAL: 50, 25, 24, 23.97
Same as input and reduced by 1/2

Audio Up to 6 audio channels per video (re-coding and transcoding)
MPEG-1 Layer 2 to AC-3, AAC
MPEG-2 Layer 2 to AAC
AC-3 to MPEG-1 layer 2, AAC, LC AAC, HE AAC and HE AAC V2
AAC to MPEG-1 layer 2, AC-3, AAC, LC AAC, HE AAC and HE AAC V2
Audio multiplexing
Manual and automatic gain control (AGC)
Audio channel pass-through
Pass-through and synchronization
Downmix 5.1 to 2.0
 
Services Closed Captioning: EIA608/708, SCTE-127
Subtitles: Teletext SCTE-127
V-Chip: SCTE-20/21 and DVS-194
Ad/program insertion: SCTE-35 pass-thru (multiple PIDs/program)
ETV/EBIF (including synchronization with video streams)
Packaging: HLS and DASH
 
Management and Control Broadcast Management System graphical UI
SNMP v2 monitoring and alarm

Deployment Options HP c7000 Blade System DELL R720XL HP DL160
Chassis
Rack Size 10RU rack-mountable server chassis with hot-swappable server blades 2RU rack-mountable server chassis 1RU rack-mountable server chassis
Stream Capacity Up to 640 linear HD streams
Up to 1920 linear SD streams
Up to 320 4-profile HD-ABR groups
Up to 640 4-profile SD-ABR groups
Up to 160 linear HD streams
Up to 240 linear SD streams
Up to 80 4-profile HD ABR groups
Up to 80 4-profile SD ABR groups
Up to 40 linear HD streams
Up to 120 linear SD streams
Up to 20 4-profile HD ABR groups
Up to 40 4-profile SD ABR groups
Dimensions 17.6 x 17.4 x 32 in. (10RU)
(447.04 x 442 x 813 mm)
3.4 x 17.5 x 28.5 in.(2RU)
(87.3 x 444.0 x 723.0 mm)
1.7 x 17.11 x 27.5 in (1RU)
(43.2 x 435.0 x 699.0 mm)
Network Interface Up to 4 integrated GigE switches per chassis
10GigE option available
On board administrator
Integrated IP KVM out of band management
Insight control suite with integrated lights out (ILO)
Dual-port 10 gigabit ethernet controller and input/output interfaces
Additional NIC with dual-port 10 gigabit ethernet controller
Dual-port 1 gigabit ethernet controller and input/output interfaces
Additional NIC with dual-port 1 gigabit ethernet controller
Redundancy Options N+M video processing
N+M power supply
N+M fans
1+1 input program
1+1 output
1+1 management cards
1+1 1 Gig or 10G switches
System back-up and restore
ActiveBalance intra-server redundancy
N+M video processing
1+1 power supply
N+M fans
1+1 input program
1+1 output
System back-up and restore
ActiveBalance intra-server redundancy
N+M video processing
1+1 input program
1+1 output
System back-up and restore
ActiveBalance intra-server redundancy
Power Redundant hot-swappable AC or DC power modules
IPTV: 6 W per HD, 2 W per SD
MBR: 2 W per HD/SD profile
Redundant swappable AC or DC power modules
IPTV: 4 W per HD, 2 W per SD
MBR: 2 W per HD/SD profile
IPTV: 12 W per HD, 4 W per SD
MBR: 6 W per HD profile, 3W per SD profile
Environmental
Operating Temperature 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F) 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F) 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)
Storage Temperature -30° to 60° C (-22° to 140° F) -40° to 65° C (-40° to 149° F) -30° to 60° C (-22° to 140° F)
Operating Relative Humidity 10 to 90% non-condensing 10 to 90% non-condensing 10 to 90% non-condensing
Storage Relative Humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing 5 to 95% non-condensing 5% to 95% non-condensing
Operating Vibration 0.30 Grms at 10 to 300 Hz, varied exposure 0.26 Grms at 5 to 350 Hz in all orientations Random vibration at 0.000075 G²/Hz, 10 to 300 Hz, (0.15 G's nominal)
Storage Vibration 2.0 Grms nominal at 10 to 500 Hz, 30 minutes per axis 1.87 Grms at 10 to 500 Hz for 15 minutes (all 6 sides tested) Random vibration at 0.0005 G²/Hz, 10 to 500 Hz, (0.5 G's nominal)
Operating Shock 1 shock pulse of 41 G for up to 2 ms Half sine shock in all operational orientations of 31 G ±5% with a pulse duration of 2.6 ms ±10% 2 G peak input acceleration during an 11 ms half-sine shock pulse
Storage Shock 6 shock pulses of 71 G for up to 2 ms Half sine shock on all 6 sides of 71 G ±5% with a pulse duration of 2 ms ±10% 15 G peak input acceleration during an 11 ms half-sine shock pulse

Ordering Information

SNX-SW-PKG01 Next MBR Packager. Segmentation and HLS streaming software license supports up to 320 concurrent live output streams
   
SNX-SW-PKG01S Next MBR Packager. Segmentation and HLS streaming software license supports up to 160 concurrent live output streams
   
SNX-SW-DRMA-640 Next Encryption Large. Per server software license to enable Verimatrix encryption and key exchange for up to 640 MBR profiles
   
SNX-SW-MHD Next 4 HD MBR Profiles (h.264) Transcoding License. Software license to activate 4 HD profiles for MBR transcoding (h.264). Includes 1 stereo pair of AC-3 encode or decode. Does not include server hardware or PCI card(s)
   
SNX-SW-LHD Next Linear HD h.264 Transcoding License. Software license to activate single stream of h.264 HD recoding, transcoding from MPEG-2, or HD to SD down-conversion. Includes 1 stereo pair of AC-3 encode or decode. Does not include server hardware or PCI card(s)
   
SNX-SW-DRMA-160 Next Encryption. Per server software license to enable Verimatrix encryption and key exchange for up to 160 MBR profiles
   
SNX-SW-MSD Next 4 SD MBR Profiles (h.264) Transcoding License. Software license to activate 4 SD profiles for MBR transcoding (h.264). Includes 1 stereo pair of AC-3 encode or decode. Does not include server hardware or PCI card(s)
   
SNX-SW-LSD Next Linear SD h.264 Transcoding License. Software license to activate single stream of h.264 SD recoding or transcoding from MPEG-2. Includes 1 stereo pair of AC-3 encode or decode. Does not include server hardware or PCI card(s)
   
SNX-SW-LHDPIP Next Linear PIP for HD Source Transcoding License. Software license to recode or transcode a single HD source from MPEG-2 or h.264 to h.264 PIP output without audio. Does not include server hardware or PCI card(s)
   
SNX-SW-AC3-10 Additional AC-3 Licenses (10 pack). 10 stereo pairs of additional AC-3 licenses for encoding, decoding, transcoding or AGC (AGC requires transcode to change audio level)
   
SNX-SW-LSDPIP Next Linear PIP for SD Source Transcoding License. Software license to recode or transcode a single SD source from MPEG-2 or h.264 to h.264 PIP output without audio. Does not include server hardware or PCI card(s)
 
Hardware
SNX-HW-HPA1 10RU Blade System Chassis. Includes single management card, redundant AC power and redundant fansZ
   
SNX-HW-NPCI01 Next PCI Card, Hardware Acceleration. Can support up to 40 HD/120 SD linear h.264 streams or 80 HD/160 SD MBR profiles with accompanying software licenses
   
SNX-HW-SXC10 HP BLc Cisco 10GbE 3120X Switch. 10Gig option. Minimum 1 required per 10RU chassis
   
SNX-HW-2UAP-S10 Next 2U Chassis with 10 GB NIC (AC Power). 2RU server with 4 PCI Expansion slots. Includes 1+1 redundant AC power, dual E5-2670 processors, 64 GB RAM, 100 GB MLC SSD
   
SNX-HW-DCU1 Next Blade System DC Power Upgrade. Includes six -48 V DC power supplies (10 RU Blade Systems only)
   
SNX-HW-SXC1 HP BLc Cisco 1GbE 3120G Switch. Minimum 1 required per 10RU chassis
   
SNX-HW-2UA-A1 Next BMS 2U Chassis with 1 GB NIC (AC Power). 2RU server with 4 PCI Expansion slots. Includes 1+1 redundant AC power, dual E5- 2640 processors, 16 GB RAM, 100 GB MLC SSD
   
SNX-HW-2UA-1C Next 2U Chassis with 1 GB NIC (AC Power). 2RU server with 1 PCI Expansion slot. Includes 1+1 redundant AC power, E5-2620 processor, 16 GB RAM, 100 GB MLC SSD. Applicable to single Next card applications only
   
SNX-HW-1UA-1CP Next 1U Chassis with 1 GB NIC (AC Power). 1RU server with 1 PCI Expansion slot. Includes E5-2620 processor, 16 GB RAM, 100 GB MLC SSD. Applicable to single Next card applications only or standalone BMS for 4+1 servers
   
SNX-HW-HPILO HP Integrated iLO management card. Chassis interface and management. 1 included in base chassis (NVP-HW-HPA1)
 
CCS Application
MAG-SW-BMSN Broadcast Management for SelenioNext. System provisioning, managing and monitoring on standalone management server for multiple SelenioNext transcoding servers
   
MAG-SW-BMSIN Broadcast Management (Integrated). Integrated system provisioning, managing and monitoring for services contained within a single Next server
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